Staying True to Yourself and Authentic On & Offline
By DeAna Fierce
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How do you pursue your dream while staying authentic when there are so many out there? I mean how do you stay true to who you are and get noticed? – Jessica
Markeeta, this post is for you and every other aspiring and networking model out there. You stay authentic.
How do I get photographers to notice me and my potential so I may have the opportunity to model for that photo shoot or to work with that brand, etc? Over the years of my modeling career, I cant tell you how many times I have tried to be someone else. To live my dream as someone else, to take photos, to pose like, to look like someone else on the outside. It didn’t last very long because at some point I got bored and noticed that it wasn’t a successful choice. I know that we all can get caught up in social media. I mean let’s face it. Every day there is a new trend, a new style, a new makeup look, a new hairstyle, a new way to take photos. I mean the list goes on and one doesn’t it? So how do you stay true to who you are and whom you want the world to see?
Be you, all of you. Take the time to ask yourself these 3 questions…
1) What do I love?
2) What do I dislike?
3) What do I want to share with the world?
1. What Do You Love?
Think of the things that bring a smile to your face. When asking yourself these questions really think about things on every level. Find what things you are passionate about. You might find that there are something that you might think you like but deep down you really aren’t a fan of them. You might only like them because a friend does. This is about you, so make a list of the things that you know you like, have a passion for, and have a love for. Then you are on your way.
2. What Do You Dislike?
What are some things that you do not enjoy? I have a saying, you must stand for something or you will fall for everything. My dad used to tell me this all of the time. So when it comes to things that I dislike I usually don’t stand by them. Are there things that you don’t agree with, things that might be popular with others but for you, it’s not your cup of tea. Write a list of things you do not like. Remembered this list.
3. What Do You Want to Share with the World?
Ahh, the most important question. What do you want others to see when they see you, or your social media profile? Do you want them to see a strong and determined model? Maybe you want them to see a creative blogger on the rise. Or even a bold entrepreneur who is creating a new initiative to make the world a better place? Whatever your purpose is writing it down. So you know for yourself, within yourself why you are doing what you are doing. Once you know what you want to share with the world you can start sharing the things you love, deleting the things you dislike and start walking in your purpose. The more you are true to yourself then the more the right things will flow your way.
Being authentic can don’t come before you know who you are. The meaning of Authentic is; of undisputed origin, genuine.
There is no one just like you, but you must choose to be you. Tell me what are some struggles you face with your social media?